The weather has not been kind since I took delivery of the new R1250 GS Adventure Rallye TE. My first decent ride to the Lake District was wet, very wet, but it got me to my first service. Although I have since had a ride out around North Wales, the forecast has been anything up […]Read More Getting acquainted with the R1250 GS Adventure
I will admit that there was a tear in my eye as I walked away from my old bike. Much as I was excited to be picking up a new BMW R1250GS Adventure HP Rallye TE (that’s a mouthful), it was with sadness that I thanked the Triple Black for carrying me safely for many […]Read More Goodbye Black Betty
The travellers return The travellers have returned from the Alps. In the case of this most recent trip not just home but back to our respective countries of the UK and USA. It is safe to say that everyone took away lasting memories of what was an epic trip. The combination of outstanding roads, stunning […]Read More Travellers return – Starting a new chapter
Or is it slain? Its important to get ones English correct when you are the only Brit in a group of Americans. And so it was, I had boarded my Virgin Atlantic flight to Atlanta and was once again in the US of A. Those of you who have read my previous words will know […]Read More Dragon slayed, again.
In a few days time I depart to the US to ride the Dragon. In a previous post I talked about my last trip and had promised some information on what the Tail of the Dragon is, and this is the purpose of this post. If you like your motorcycles but are not American you […]Read More To Slay a Dragon
Foolishly, I thought our planning would magically weave a path around any incoming weather, and as I prepared to set off from home there was a possibility that would be the case. By the time I was 100 yards up the road it became clear that this was fanciful thinking and I was getting wet. […]Read More Fortune favours the brave
In a previous post I mentioned that back in 2015 I visited some of my friends in the US. Flying into Atlanta we rented a Camaro and did a four state round trip taking in The Dragon aka Deals Gap, Knoxville, and finally, Hilton Head Island for a bit of beach relaxation. It was on this […]Read More The Dragon, the beach and the hot tub. Adventures on the US129 and beyond.
If you like motorcycles, touring and the Alps then you’ll like this video. If you don’t like yodelling, then maybe not.Read More The Alps Tour 2016 – The Video
Much as I love the Kawasaki and being back on two wheels in general there was that box that remained unticked. The Superbike. When once asked did I really need all the performance that one would deliver my answer was “No, but what’s that got to do with it”. I’d considered all the 1000cc options […]Read More The sports bike years – part 2
Its funny looking back now but back in 2013 I had never rode anything on the road over 125cc and it had been over 20 years since I had been on a bike. In my teens I had looked longingly at RD350LCs, GPZ900Rs, Suzuki Katanas (strangely) and had a soft spot for the GPZ600. But […]Read More The sports bike years – part 1